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• Ochoa: President Aquino’s working visit to Japan

costs P20 million

• Aquino declares September 27 special

non-working holiday in Malvar, Batangas

MUSICAL and TALKING POINTS fixes jobs and skills mismatch DANCING •• DOLE DOLE lays out re-integration plan for Filipino workers from the Marianas Islands FOUNTAIN • DOLE intervenes with ‘oversubscribed’ college Pagadian City


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• Ipil to donate lot for new provincial hospital • Probationers, parolees attend crime prevention forum • 866 ka mga LGUs mipasar sa Seal of Good Housekeeping • Tungawan drumbeats culture of peace during literacy week

Northern Mindanao • Schools play host in tourism week celebration of NorMin • RDRRMC-10 alerts NorMin residents of tropical depression/ ITCZ • Lanao Norte seaweed farmers work to improve production • Konsehal Sweet miduso og balaodnon nga magmando sa mga food establishments pag-instalar og transparent glass dividers sa ilang dapit-lutoanan • Unang Ginang mipahigayon og gift giving sa usa ka libo ka bata ug usa ka libo ka pamilya sa siyudad

Southern Mindanao (Davao Region) • Upland farmers start up nursery; get assistance from Davao Light • Army decries killing of soldier and militiaman • Port groups revives sports tourney

Central Mindanao (SOCSKSARGEN) • DOST-12 now accepting application for S & T college scholarships • Sarangani to adopt “JLC Capitol Building” tag • ARMM pinaghahandaan ang maayos na paglilipat ng pamunuan sa papasok na mga OIC

Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga) • Halfway house for pregnant women in San Miguel now functional, PHO says • Committees for the ‘Clean Ground, Zero Waste’ Program finalizes activitie • Surigao City civil registry office unveils monthly accomplishment report • PGAS gumawa ng hakbang para sa mas mabuting serbisyo publiko • OWWA-Caraga nangakong tututukan ang kaso ng namatay’ng OFW sa Kuwait

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Cover Story: by Gideon C. Corgue

Pagadian’s ‘musical and dancing fountain’ provides awesome entertainment

The P10-M worth of world class attraction -- the fabulous ‘Musical and Dancing Fountain’ officially launched on September 23, 2011 at the 2 hectare expanse Pagadian City Plaza fronting Rizal monument. The event was graced with the presence of DILG Secretary Jessie Robredo and the 41 city mayors from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.


housands of joyous Pagadianon’s converged at the 2 hectare expanse Pagadian City Plaza fronting Rizal monument and braved the rain to watch the official launching of the P10-M worth of worldclass attraction-- the “Musical and Dancing Fountain” on Thursday night. 4 Saturday, September 24, 2011


Cover Story: Pagadian’s ‘musical .....from page 3

Thousands of joyous Pagadianon’s converged at the 2 hectare expanse Pagadian

P10-M worth of worldclass attraction-- the “Musical and Dancing Fountain” on Thursday night. The rain did not show any mercy as showers that began at around 2:00 pm and continued through the 45-minute celebration that started at 8:00 pm and came to close at 9:45 pm when Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jessie M. Robredo concluded his very brief speech. The rain soaked the crowd but it didn’t dampen their enthusiasm of watching the fireworks display, musical and dancing fountain and the fire dance number from eight sexy and young ladies, and listening to the singing talent of Pilipinas Got Talent season 3 Geo Ed City Plaza fronting Rizal Rebucas. monument and braved The audience the rain to watch the stood up and cheered official launching of the 5


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Cover Story: Pagadian’s ‘musical .....from page 4

Mayor Samuel S. Co (2nd from left) is flanked by city councilors during the Press Conference held Tuesday (Sept. 20) at the City Mayor’s Office. Mayor Co answered questions from members of the Zamboanga del SurPagadian City Press Club, Inc.

enthusiastically as the bombs burst in air and fireworks lit up in brilliant red, green, blue and white colors and followed by the unveiling of the fabulous dancing musical and dancing fountain, whose dazzling dancing waters and lights greatly entertained the spectators. Robredo in his message said he congratulated Co for successfully launching the project which provided

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the people an awesome entertainment. San Fernando mayor Oscar Rodriguez, League of Cities of the Philippines president praised Co and gave him a salute for his performance and being a good leader. “Gusto ko lang ipabatid sa inyo na saludo kami sa inyong mayor. Isa siyang tunay na lider, forward-looking, may vision at may political will at tunay na nag-

mamahal sa inyo ( I just would like to inform you that we gave our salute to your mayor. He is a true and forward-looking leader, with vision and political will that loves you),” Rodriguez said. Mayor Samuel S. Co in his message said the ‘musical and dancing fountain’, the Pagadian’s pride which he envisioned during his first term of office was successfully completed. He attributed the success of the project to the hard work and support of the city officials and employees and to the people. As a gesture of appreciation for the support of the people to the realization of the project, Co declared to offer to the audience the ‘musical and dancing fountain’ as free starting September 28 from 6:00 o’clock in the evening.



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Ochoa: President Aquino’s working visit to Japan costs P20 million


he government is spending around P20 million for President Benigno Aquino III’s three-day working visit to Japan that is expected to bring in at least $1 billion in fresh investments and more than 9 billion yen in official development assistance.


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Ochoa: President Aquino’s .....from page 8

According to Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr., the President and his 63-member delegation will fly to Japan on the invitation of the Japanese government Sunday morning via a special commercial flight. Among the members of the Chief Executive’s official delegation are Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima, Transportation and Communications Secretary Manuel Roxas II and Energy Secretary Rene Almendras. “In this trip, our President wishes to further advance our strategic cooperation with Japan, our friend for more than half a century now,” Ochoa said. “We always look forward to stronger bilateral relations with one of Saturday, September 24, 2011

our important partners in the region.” In Japan, President Aquino will pay a state call on His Majesty Emperor Akihito and meet with Japan’s new Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, to discuss a wide array of issues to further advance the two countries’ strategic partnership. Other highlights of the President’s official working visit are the keynote speech at the Philippine Economic Forum and meetings with major business groups, among them Keidanren, Japan Business Federation, JapanTokyo Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and Japan Philippines Economic Cooperation Committee. The Chief Executive will also witness the signing of several memoranda of agreement on new investment projects in energy, mining,

property development, automotive, ship-building and infrastructure development, among others, under the publicprivate partnership (PPP) scheme. Top officials of big Japanese companies are also scheduled to meet with the President. President Aquino is also set to meet the Filipino community in Tokyo and in Miyagi, one of the prefectures in northeastern Japan hardest hit by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11. According to Ochoa, the P20-million budget covers expenses for the special commercial flight, hotel accommodations, food, transportation, and telecommunications and equipment requirements. President Aquino is set to return on September 28. 9


Aquino declares September 27 special non-working holiday in Malvar, Batangas resident Benigno S. Aquino III has declared September 27, 2011 (Tuesday) as a special non-working day in the municipality of Malvar, Batangas in celebration of the 146th birth anniversary of General Miguel Malvar.

Proclamation No.240 was signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. on August 18, 2011 to give the people of Malvar in Batangas an opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occassion. The municipality was named after General Miguel Malvar, the last Filipino General to surrender to the American Government in the Philippines in 1902. Malvar was born in Barrio San Miguel, Santo Tomas, Batangas, on September 10

27, 1865. In 1899, the Philippine-American War broke out and Malvar fought the American forces. Many struggling freedom fighters surrendered while others were captured. Being the only revolutionary fighting against the enemies, Malvar’s resources and strength depleted. The welfare of his family and loyal soldiers drove him to surrender to General Franklin J. Bell on April 16, 1902.

Months after this, the Philippine Commission instituted the civil government of the Philippine Islands. Malvar returned to his province and pursued his interest in agriculture. A principled man, he declined the offer for him to become governor of Batangas. On October 13, 1911, he died of liver ailment in Manila. He was 46. His remains were brought to Santo Tomas, Batangas and was buried with high military honors. (JS) Saturday, September 24, 2011

DOLE fixes jobs and skills mismatch by Precie Catherine C. Cuarto


ased on a research study conducted by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), job seekers and college graduates who plunge into the employment pool are typically experiencing jobs and skills mismatch, which according to DOLE Usec. Danilo Cruz is one of the biggest problems that the government is now trying to solve. 12

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DOLE Fixes... from page 11

Cruz revealed in today’s edition of the Talking Points (radio program aired over Radyo ng Bayan and PTV-4) that many of those who are trying to join the labor force do not possess the knowledge, skills, and capabilities that the industries peculiarly need. Cruz said, “The college graduates have the degrees and capabilities that often mismatch with the qualifications of the jobs being generated (in the country). That is one of the many big problems that DOLE and other government agencies are focusing on. We are looking at how our youth can be taught to plan their career, to take college programs that are fit to the needs of the industries in the coming years.” In October 2009, DOLE launched “Project Jobs Fit,” a program


that aims to determine the preferred skills that priority industries look for in applicants. Based on DOLE assessment, key employment generators are the mining, business process outsourcing (BPO), and agriculture industries. “From there, we came up with a career guide, and in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and some guidance counselors, third year and fourth year high school students were targeted to join the career guidance counseling, carried out nationwide,” said Cruz. Cruz told that the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) managers in municipalities, cities, and provinces as well help the DOLE in its endeavor to fix the employment problem. He also said before the academic

year comes to a close, a career guide seminar is being held at each school for the graduating senior students. DOLE distributes pamphlets for them to learn more about career planning— about which college program to take, and which could make them land fast on a job. Cruz noted that the plan of DepEd to add more years in high school level will give students the opportunity to learn technical and vocational skills that will make them job-ready soon after graduation. Cruz advised that if these students are not yet financially capable of enrolling to college, they can go to TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority). It has ladderized programs that can equip them industrial competencies that may be credited in college.

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DOLE lays out re-integration plan for Filipino workers from the Marianas Islands by Phres Evardone QUEZON CITY, September 24 (PIA) -- A new visa ruling issued September 7 by the United States’ Department of Homeland Security which allows foreign workers to stay in the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands territory up until November 27, 2011 only has bothered labor officials here as at least 7,500 Filipino workers in the Northern Marianas face deportation. DOLE and DFA record a total of 3,500 Filipinos in Northern Marianas which have no legal work or residency status. In the light of this possibility, Undersecretary Danilo Cruz of DOLE in today’s Talking Points aired over Radyo ng Bayan, stressed that our government has already laid out a special reintegration program for affected Filipinos who are based in the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands. As a matter of fact, series of seminars has already been conducted in Marianas to assist affected Filipinos, Saturday, September 24, 2011

the undersecretary added. Undersecretary Cruz further said that those who are already employed in Marianas should ask their employers to request or petition them for “CommonwealthOnly Worker Classification Visa” to exempt them from the new visa ruling. Moreover, this new visa ruling requires care-givers to seek employment in formal business entities and not in households or informal employment arrangements. As per DOLE records there are about 950 caregivers based in Northern Marianas. In a letter

dated September 16 to DOLE’s Sec. Rosalinda Baldos, Vice President Binay, who has expressed his apprehension to the possibility of repatriation, urged Baldoz to appeal to US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry Thomas to delay the implementation of the new visa ruling. In reference to VP Binay’s appeal for an extension to let Filipino workers seek legal employment status, Undersecretary Baldos said that our Embassy and Labor attaché based in Washington D.C. will make the appropriate request to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 13

DOLE intervenes with ‘oversubscribed’ college courses by Gideon M Gapayao QUEZON CITY, September 24 (PIA) -- There is something wrong with an education system that keeps on producing graduates that would not be hired; and with a government unmindful of this situation. Today, the Aquino government is doing something about this seemingly anomalous situation. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) together with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission of Higher Education (CHED) are working in hand in giving career guides for high school students who have yet to decide on their college education. DOLE Undersecretary Danilo Cruz cited course-related job mismatches as one of the primary reasons of unemployment and underemployment during “Talking Points,” a collaborative effort of the DZRB, the Philippine Information Agency, and PTV4. According to him, DOLE, DepEd, and CHED are currently conducting nationwide career guidance counselling for junior and senior high school students. “Nag-iimplement tayo ng career guide seminar para sa ating mga high school students sapagkat ang pagpili ng kurso ay hindi ginagawa pag-graduate. Third year pa lang ay iniisip na nila kung anong kurso ang


kukunin nila kapag nagtapos ng high school,” said Cruz. This is done in order to immediately give students an idea of the possible courses they can take. The department identified nursing, information technology, and hotel and restaurant management as oversubscribed courses. “Patuloy ang pakikipag-ugnayan namin sa CHED at DepEd upang ma-regulate nang husto ang mga kursong ito at mabigyan din ang mga estudyante nang sapat na kaalaman kung ano ang mas mainam na kursong dapat kunin,” said Cruz. Because of the overwhelming number of jobless nurses, the DOLE implemented a daring

program in 2010 wherein, with the Department of Health, the program, RN HEALS employed jobless nurses. The hiring of nurses was duo-pronged in objective: lessen the numbers of the unemployed and at the same time, answer the need for medical practitioners in far-flung areas. On top of this, Cruz also stated that Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz gave an order to organize a special jobs fair for unemployed nurses whether or not they have passed the licensure exams. “Tutulungan tayo ng mga BPO (business process outsourcing) at ng mga drug companies na pwedeng i-absorb ang mga nursing graduates na ito,” sabi ni Usec Cruz.

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Ipil to donate lot for new provincial hospital

Z by Paulnazer Lontua

amboanga Sibugay Provincial Government recently acquired a grant to construct a new site of the Provincial Hospital and the construction is set to be placed in the municipality of Ipil.

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Ipil to donate...from page 15 The proposal gained total support from the local officials of the municipality which prompted SB Member Edward Bordner to strongly pass a resolution donating four (4) hectares area of Lot No. 1180 B-1 to the Provincial Government to be used by the latter for the construction of the new provincial hospital during their Regular Session. Bordner’s resolution contained information revealing that the present location of the District Hospital is not owned by the Provincial Government as it is still part of the title given by the Department of Agriculture by virtue of a Presidential Decree. It was also revealed that the recent acquisition of a grant by the Provincial Government to construct a new provincial hospital


included a provision that the grant will only be approved provided that the lot area where the new hospital will be constructed is owned by the Provincial Government. Bordner, Chairman of the Committee on Health of the Legislative Body of Ipil, said that it is a great opportunity for the people of Ipil that a new provincial hospital will soon rise in the municipality. “This will mean another breakthrough and advancement for our municipality because the construction of a new provincial hospital will give people more access to more advanced health facilities that a provincial hospital can provide”, explained Bordner. In the resolution of SB Member Bordner, it also stated that after previous discussions by the Local Government

Unit (LGU) of Ipil and the Provincial Government, it was agreed that the construction site will be in Ipil provided that its LGU will donate a lot for the new hospital with the sole purpose of using the lot for the hospital’s construction and not on anything else. Bordner also included in his resolution that Ipil’s Local Chief Executive, Atty. Eldwin Alibutdan, will be authorized to sign the Deed of Donation for the donation of the said lot to the Provincial Government. The lot mentioned is located near the Integrated Bus Terminal (IBT) of Ipil which, as of PRESS time, looked like a vacant area but soon a new structure will rise to cater the hospital needs and offer quality and more advanced health facilities and services to all Sibugaynons.

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Probationers, parolees attend crime prevention forum by Franklin P. Gumapon

DIPOLOG CITY, Sept. 24 (PIA) - - Probationers and parolees from the municipalities of Sergio Osmeña, Katipunan, Roxas, Manukan and Jose Dalman in Zamboanga del Norte have attended a lecture-forum on crime prevention jointly conducted by the provincial office of the Parole and Probation Administration (PPA) and Philippine National Police (PNP) in Roxas town recently. Chief Probation and Parole Officer (CPPO) Jose Alan B. Santillana said the forum sought to acquaint the probationers and parolees with the different circumstances which could lead one to commit a crime. It also tackled some practical ways of preventing crimes. On the other hand,

Chief of Police Chamer Lacay of Roxas town called on the participants to help prevent crimes, as “crime prevention is not the sole responsibility of the police.” Lacay also challenged the probationers and parolees to prove to the people that they are assets and not liabilities of their respective commu-

nities. “Everyone should guard against committing a crime so that each family can enjoy lasting peace and tranquility,” he said. For his part, CPPO Santillana has expressed his gratitude to the PNP, Volunteer Probation Aides (VPAs) and the religious leaders in the locality for making the activity a success.

866 ka mga LGUs mipasar sa Seal of Good Housekeeping by Alfonso T. Ruda

DIPOLOG CITY, Sept. 24.(PIA)-- 866 ka mga probinsiya, mga siyudad ug mga munisipyo ang nalakip sa listahan sa mga Local Government Units nga nakapasar sa criteria nga Seal Of Good Housekeeping sa Department of Interior and Local Government pinaagi sa pagpakita ug maayong pangagamhanan. 18 Saturday, September 24, 2011


866 ka mga LGUs...from page 17 Mao kini ang gibutyag ni DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo, human madawat ang report gikan sa Bureau of Local Government Supervision. Matod pa ni Robredo, sa 866 ka mga LGUs, 17 ka siyudad ug 302 ka mga munisipyo ang naapil sa unang grupo sa SGH recipients nga gilangkuban sa mga 4th to 6th class cities and municipalities; samtang 45 ka probinsiya, 46 ka siyudad ug 456 ka mga munisipyo ang nauban sa ikaduhang hugna


nga gilangkuban sa mga LGUs nga naa lakip sa first to third class cities and municipalities. Niadtong miaging tuig, 30 usab ka mga munisipyo nga lakip sa 4th to 6th class municipalities ang napasidunggan ug Seal. “Kaniadto, mao lay among gihatagan ug pagtagad ang mga LGUs nga lakip sa 4th to 6th Class, apan niining higayona, amo nang gitan-aw ang tanang mga probinsiya, siyudad ug munisipyo, tungod kay usab nga ilhon ug pasidunggan ang mga

LGUs nga naningkamot nga mapalambo ang ilang pagdumala sa mga lugar nga ilang nasakupan,” matod pa ni Robredo. Sa 866 ka mga LGUs nga giila sa DILG, 487 ang gikan sa Luzon; 125 sa Visayas ug 254 ang gikan sa Mindanao. Sumala pa sa kalihim, ang nasangpit nga mga LGUs nakatuman sa Full Disclosure Policy sa DILG ug walay unsa mang “adverse o disclaimer opinion” gikan sa Commission on Audit sa ilang mga financial report.

Tungawan drumbeats culture of peace during literacy week by Paulnazer T. Lontua

he literacy week was celebrated in Tungawan with this year’s theme “Pursuing Community Development through Peace Literacy”.


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Tungawan drumbeats...from page 18

Wilkin Salibay, the town’s District Alternative Learning System (ALS) Coordinator, mentioned that the purpose of the celebration is to awaken the awareness of the people of Tungawan about the importance of creating a culture of peace and inculcating in their minds the significance of education in their lives. “Our purpose is to give the people knowledge about the beauty of real peace in our hearts through education. We celebrate the literacy week because we also want to see to it that the people will realize that education is very important and that everybody should be

educated”, Salibay explained. Sibugay ALS Coordinator, Judito Gumandao, also expressed in an interview that he appreciated the continued support of the local officials of Tungawan especially its Local Chief Executive, Randy Climaco. The people also showed support and appreciation to the programs of the DepEd. “I am thankful that we have a very supportive LGU as well as the residents of this municipality, they too manifested and showed full support to our literacy programs. I am positive that this endeavor will bear good fruits in the future”, Gumandao stressed.

During the celebration, the audience witnessed various presentations from the different cultural minorities of the town but one presentation achieved a standing ovation from the audience, the presentation performed by the uniformed men of the 18th Infantry Battalion (IB) of the Philippine Army (PA). The soldiers performed a semitheater arts stage performance which showcased the true story of a certain commander of the armed rebels somewhere in Mindanao who later returned to the government side and joined the army ranks and now already one of the 20

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Tungawan drumbeats...from page 19

top officials of his brigade. People appreciated the genuineness of the performance of the soldiers and somehow majority of the audience were touched by the lead role’s story. Zamboanga Sibugay 2nd District Board Member, Datu Wilborne Danda and Tungawan Vice-Mayor, Abduraup Abison, also graced the said event. Danda said that the Provincial Government is also exerting efforts to implement its thrust on education and assured the people of Tungawan that his support will always be there for his fellow Sibugaynons. 20

“I will personally find ways to intensify our drive to eradicate illiteracy in our province and rest assured that the Provincial Government of Zamboanga Sibugay will support the programs of the DepEd and the LGUs for the betterment of the people”, said Danda. Based from reports gathered, Tungawan is the only municipality in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay that celebrated the Literacy Week considering the large number of illiterates in the municipality and being a place where majority of the various cultural minorities live.

In the Philippines, September 2-8 every year is declared as the country’s observation of Literacy Week based from a memorandum circular from the Office of the President. Following the said mandate, the municipality of Tungawan celebrated the Literacy Week 2011 by gathering different sectors to witness the program facilitated by the Local Government Unit (LGU) and by the personnel of the Alternative Learning System (ALS) of the Department of Education (DepEd).

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Schools play host in tourism week celebration of NorMin by Jorie C. Valcorza


tudent’s talents, competence and ability to showcase the longcherished cultures of Filipinos, highlight the celebration of the Sept. 19-27 National Tourism Week (NTW) in Northern Mindanao. 22 Saturday, September 24, 2011


Schools play...from page 21

This, as academic institutions offering tourism-related courses take turns in hosting the daily event of colorful activities depicting this year’s NTW theme: “Linking Cultures,” at the Atrium of SM City, here, the official partner Mall for the past three (3) years. Students from a particular school in the region were busy all day staging songs, dances, drum and bugle corps exhibitions, vegetable and fruit carving, fire bartending and all sorts of fun and culture-rich presentations. DOT 10 Officer InCharge, Elena Manalo said all sectors are involved in tourism and clarified that for this year the highlight is on the schools. “This is done in order to show the po-

tential of the different sectors, last year, the focus was more on the destinations and participation of the local government units (LGUs),” Manalo explained. “ H o p e f u l l y, through activities such as these, the visit of travelers would create a demand for job creations, where we can come in tandem again with the schools while they will be preparing our youth sector into the work force later on, to be more competent and equipped with so much talent and capability,” she noted. Tourism Officer Decious Esmedalla, likewise, added that it is also a way of giving the schools or the students an arena wherein they gauge and put into practice what they had been discussing in

schools. “This is the kind of activity, wherein, the students can see and apply what they have learned from their Event Management subject. This is also the right avenue for the schools to expose their student on what to do with the program, how to go about it and how to develop possible partnership with the local government units (LGU),” she said. Likewise, this could be a venue for strengthening their relationships with other schools and how to come up with a kind of event that is reflective of what the theme is all about,” he stressed. Among the schools featured during the weeklong celebration are the Cagayan de Oro College (COC), STI, 23


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Schools play...from page 22

Lourdes College, Liceo de Cagayan University and the Tagolaon Community College in the province. Manalo said the NTW serves as an avenue to strengthen our cultural relations and affiliations to other unique and similar cultures in terms of beliefs, practices, outlook and way of life. It also serves as a platform for re-tracing our very own cultural expressions in the form of songs and dances, art exhibits, craft demonstrations, articulated

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in cultural shows and other similar programs that reinforced our conviction, pride and high sense of nationalism as Filipinos. Meanwhile, Cagayan de Oro City being the gateway in Northern Mindanao is now the top four (4) tourist destination area in the country, and was also identified in the national tourism development plan as one of the “10 must see destinations” in the country. City Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas,

who represented Mayor Vicente Y. Emano, during the Sept. 21 launching of the NTW, attributed the triumph to Northern Mindanao’s rich culture and to the people who always have a big heart for tourism. “The essence of tourism always boils down with culture, with arts, and with the environment,” he said. Acenas, also challenged the youth and stakeholders to stand firm on their oaths recited during the opening that said “Pag-unlad ng kultura, kalikasan at kapayapaan ay aking sariling katuparan sa turismo ng Pilipinas” (Environmental peace are my own contribution for the tourism development of the country).


RDRRMC-10 alerts NorMin residents of tropical depression/ITCZ CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Sept. 24 (PIA) – The National Disaster Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) has alerted all the Regional DRRMC’s of the latest tropical depression (TP) and inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ), that may affect the country.

In a weather advisory received from Dr. Proceso T. Domingo, Officerin-Charge of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the NDRRMC, said a tropical depression was estimated at 1,040 km., East Northeast of the Visayas, with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph, at 10:00 a.m. The TP is forecast to move West Northwest slowly, while the ITCZ is expected to bring scattered rain 24

showers and thunderstorms in the country. Likewise, widespread rains are expected over the Western section of Northern and Central Luzon, Eastern Visayas and Mindanao, which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. Thus, Regional Director Ana Cañeda of RDRRMC-10 has reminded the public and the local DRRMC’s in the region to take all appropriate proactive actions to re-

inforce the efforts of the NDRRMC. P a r t i c u l a r l y, Cañeda said residents in the low-lying areas and those living in the mountain slopes and hillsides, to prepare and not to be caught flat-footed, just in case there are landslides that may occur. “These actions should untiringly aim for “zero” casualty and be focused on evacuation, rather than rescue, she added.

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Lanao Norte seaweed farmers work to improve by Vincent N. Labial production TUBOD, Lanao del Norte, Sept. 24 (PIA) –As the demand for food continues to rise with the increase in population, worldwide seaweed production cannot keep up with the demand of the carrageenan or the seaweed extract industry. This was pointed out by Antonio Yuri Yap, Secretary General of the Seaweed Industry Association of the Philippines (SIAP), during the Seaweed Industry Cluster Forum held at Macapagal Training Center, here, yesterday, Sept. 22. Organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Lanao del Norte, the forum was attended by more than 40 participants, mostly town mayors, cooperative officers, municipal livelihood officials, nongovernment organizations (NGO), provincial heads of offices, and local seaweed growers. Carrageenan comes from algae or seaweed, and is often used as a thickening agent in place of animal-based products like gelatin, which Saturday, September 24, 2011

is a common ingredient in many foods, such as, milk products like yogurt or chocolate milk. “The province has been producing good quality seaweeds for more than 10 years now. This industry can provide additional job opportunities for the people of Lanao del Norte,” Yap said. Since its creation in 1985, SIAP has played a major role in the continual development and improvement of the seaweed industry in the Philippines. As of today, SIAP members have grown from a few Carrageenan Processors to more than 100,000 which include raw seaweed exporters, seaweed traders and seaweed farmers. Yap said this year

the 16 seaweed processing plants have to import around 80,000 metric tons (MT) of raw seaweed or its carrageenan equivalent mostly from Indonesia as local farms could no longer supply their requirements. “The opportunity of selling seaweed is very viable. There are a lot of buyers, a lot of traders and a lot of processors. There’s no problem as far as market is concerned,” Yap assured. Last March, 131 seaweed farmers from Barangays Pigcarangan and Tanguegueron, from Tubod, received 60 kilos of seaweeds as planting materials from Congresswoman Imelda Q u i b ra n z a - D i m a p o r o after heavy flooding affected their farms.


Konsehal Sweet miduso og balaodnon nga magmando sa mga food establishments pag-instalar og transparent glass by Boy Decena dividers sa ilang dapit-lutoanan ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte, Sept. 24 (PIA) -- Giduso ni City Councilor Michelle Sweet alang sa unang pagbasa ang balaodnon nga magmandar sa mga establisamento nga nagsilbi og pagkaon sa pag-instalar og transparent glass dividers o panels sa ilang dapit luto-anan o food preparation area. Tumong niini ang paghimong dayag gayud ngadto sa katawhan ang kahinlo sa ilang pagluto o pag-andam sa pagkaon nga isilbi ngadto sa mgacustomers. Sakop sa maong balaodnon ang mga restaurants, bakeries, food caterers ug water refill-

ing station. Gibutyag ni Konsehal Sweet nga magpatawag ra unya siya og serye sa mga public hearings aron mapaminaw ang huna-huna sa mga hintundang establisamento ug sa mga nagpakabanang publiko. Kaabag ni Sweet

sa pagduso sa maong lakang mao sila si City Councilor Chonilo Ruiz sa Committee on Health and Sanitation ug City Councilor Frederick Siao sa Committee on Trade, Commerce and Industry.

Unang Ginang mipahigayon og gift giving sa usa ka libo ka bata ug usa ka libo ka pamilya sa siyudad by Melvin T. Anggot

ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte, Sept. 24 (PIA) -- Mipasiugda si Unang Ginang Gina Macapayag Cruz og gift giving ngadto sa usa ka libo ka mga pamilya gikan sa napulo ug tulo ka mga barangay sakop ning siyudad sugod niadtong Septembre 2 ug natapos kagahapong adlawa. Mipang-apod apod ang unang ginang tag-duha ka kilong bugas matag beneficiary. Samtang nahimong unang bahin sa maong gift giving program ang Children Festival niadtong


Septembre uno kanus-a gipakaon niini ang usa usab ka libo ka mga bata isip pamaagi sa pagselebrar sa ika-50 nga kasumaran sa adlaw’ng natawhan sa unang ginang. Gihimo ni Ginang

Cruz ang maong programa agi’g pag-abag sa tinguha ni Mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz nga mahatagan og pagtagad ang mga kabus nga pamilya ug kabataan diha sa ilang gikinahanglan nga pagkaon.

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Upland farmers start up nursery; get assistance from Davao Light


he Upper Kibalang Agro-forestry Farmers Association (UKAFA) in Barangay Marilog, Davao City is well on its way at realizing a nursery project that will help its members succeed in implementing a sustainable re-greening project in a 500 –hectare logged over area. This developed as the Aboitiz-owned Davao Light & Power Co. released last Friday, a financial subsidy to help the association complete

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a nursery located right in their community. Upper Kibalang is one of the few areas in Davao City that has been designated as site of the Department of

Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR’s) Community-based Forest Management Program (CBFM) area. Davao Light, 28 27

Upland farmers....from page 27 according to the company’s Community Relations Department, has entered into an agreement with DENR whereby the former adopts a 500 -hectare area that will be converted into its permanent tree-planting site with a long term objective of developing the place into an Aboitiz Park. According to the company’s Comrel Department the trees that will be planted, when grown up, are seen to sequester carbon emissions coming from the operation of Davao

Light facilities. The cash grant amounting to P45 thousand will supplement UKAFA’s budget for the setting up of the nursery. Specifically, part of the fund shall be used to buy net to cover the area in the nursery where newly planted seeds are awaited to grow. The money will also help procure planting bags, and even the seeds for planting. UKAFA officials led by chairman Idilfonso Pama said they hope to supply seedling requirements for succeeding tree planting

activities in the 500hectare area, as well as other groups who would want to buy seedlings for their own tree planting activity. Davao Light Exec. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Arturo M. Milan handed over the check to UKAFA chairman Pama. Witnessing the release were DENR’s Fred Zarasate, DENR’s Chief of the Forest Resources Management Division, UKAFA officers Emiliano Payusan and German Arcadio, and Davao Light Comrel Manager Vic Sumalinog.

Army decries killing of soldier and militiaman DAVAO CITY, Sept 24 -- The Philippine Army decried the killing of a soldier and a militiaman on International Day of Peace, September 21, while the Army soldiers were on their active defense in compliance with the Suspension of Military Operation (SOMO) unilaterally declared by the government. The casualties People’s Army and CAFGU Active who were reportedly were Private First Auxiliary (CAA) Ortega killed by the New Class Mansiwagan Cariamen who were 29 28

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both assigned at the Damilag Detachment in Paquibato District, Davao City. It was learned that Mansiwangan asked permission on that day from his Detachment Commander that he will attend the wedding of his brother-inlaw in Panabo City. Mansiwagan was

accompanied by Cariamen and both left their detachment unarmed. Investigation revealed that both victims, who were from the Ata Manobo Tribe, sustained gunshot wounds in the head, while Mansiwagan had another bullet wound on his chest.

The crime occurred when the victims were chanced in a checkpoint that was conducted by the lawless NPA at the vicinity of Barangay Mapula. A caliber .45 pistol was believed to have been used as empty shells were found at the crime scene.

Port groups revives sports tourney DAVAO CITY, Sept. 24-- Philippine Ports Authority Port District OfficeSouthern Mindanao (PPA PDO-SoMin) and Port Management Office (PMO)-Davao jointly sponsored the Great Filipino Workout and Sports Challenge 2011 which kicked off September 9 participated by maritime-related offices here.

A total of 12 offices in the port community join in the tournament and were represented during the opening activity held at the PMO-Davao Covered Court, namely,

Bureau of Customs (BOC), Davao Integrated Port Stevedoring Services Corp. (DIPPSCOR), Davao Tugboats Association (DATASI), DOLE Stanfilco (DOLE), Filipinas Port

Services, Inc. (FILPORT), Harbor Star Shipping Services, Inc. (HSSSI), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Philippine Liner Shipping Association (PLSA)-Oceanic Container Lines 30

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Port groups....from page 29

(OCL), PPA PDOSoMin, PMO-Davao, Sagittarius Security Agency (SSA), and Unifrutti Philippines, Inc. (Unifru). “We are very happy to revive this avenue for bonding and friendships since we last held a similar sports event like this in the 80s yet,” Engr. Reynaldo Guadalope, Engineering Services Division (ESD) Manager of PMODavao expressed in his welcome speech in behalf of SoMin Port District Manager Atty. Christian “Butch” Santillan. The PPA used to host a Port Users’ Sportsfest which is organized to bring together different agencies in the maritime industry for several years in the 1980s but was halted due to difficulties in funding and find30

ing a common venue and schedule of the players. PDOlympics, meantime, the sports and cultural competition for organic and contractual employees of the PPA has been recently revived for the past four years also jointly hosted by the PDO and PMO-Davao in Davao City prompting organizers to extend sports invitational meet with port clients this 2011. Only two games were slated for this year’s month-long schedule for the sports challenge: volleyball and lawn tennis both for men and women due to the limited time given so many competing teams, the availability of the players as well as the capacity of the in-house courts.

Engr. Asterio “Honey” Gallardo of the PDO-SoMin, overall chairperson of the sports challenge who declared the events open likewise expressed to expand the lineup of games for the next possible hosting to enjoin more players to participate and to involve all other port-related groups such as the private ports, shipping lines, port users and dockworkers. The month-long tournament is also a brainchild of PDM Santillan, who plays professional golf for more than 30 years to encourage staff to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle and to promote greater public-private partnerships through sports.

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DOST-12 now accepting application for S & T college scholarships


by Dani Doguiles

he Department of Science and Technology-Region 12 (DOST-12) is urging top graduating high school students to avail of college scholarships being offered by the agency.

Among these scholarship grants are the Merit Scholarship Program and the S & T Scholarship Program under Republic Act 7687 or the Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994. Merit program is open to graduating high school students who

would like to pursue baccalaureate degrees in S & T fields regardless of family economic status. S & T Act of 1994 is only open to students from poor families. Annually offered through the DOST’s Science Education Institute (SEI), the scholarships seek to strengthen

the country’s competitiveness in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering and technology, among others, to further drive national economic development. Dr. Zenaida P. Hadji Raof Laidan, DOST-12 regional director said that the scholarships are an effective way to har32

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DOST-12 now ....from page 31 ness the youth’s potentials to also contribute to the development of a strong S & T community in the country. “These scholarships will not only benefit the beneficiaries and their families but the whole nation as well. One of the major keys for a brighter national economic future rest in the field of science and technology,” she said. Provincial S & T centers are now accepting applications to the scholarship programs strictly open only to the top five percent of the high school graduating class from the public and private school systems. Scholars from poor families are entitled to tuition and other school fee subsidies, book al-

lowance, and a monthly living allowance for the school year, among others. Merit scholars, on the other hand, are entitled to the same benefits except for a pro-rated monthly stipend depending on the economic status of their families. The examination for both scholarship programs is slated on November 20, 2011 simultaneously nationwide. In Region 12, the designated testing centers are: University Laboratory School-University of Southern Mindanao in Kabacan, North Cotabato; Notre Dame University in Cotabato City; Mindanao State University in General Santos City; Notre Dame of Marbel University in

Koronadal City; and the Sultan Kudarat State University in Tacurong City. Interested students may get application forms from the nearest DOST regional office or at the provincial S&T centers. Forms can also be downloaded at www. science-scholarships.ph. Deadline of application is on October 21, 2011. For more information, please call the DOST-12 main office at (064) 421-6908 and 421-2711. You may also get in touch with our provincial S & T centers at (083) 554-7997 (SarGen); 083-228-2342 (South Cotabato); (064) 200-3521 (Sultan Kudarat); and (064) 2482112 (North Cotabato).

Sarangani to adopt “JLC Capitol Building” tag

by Cocoy Sexcion

ALABEL, Sarangani, September 24 (PIA) – Sarangani will soon name the Sarangani Provincial Capitol as JLC Capitol Building in honor of its founder, the late Rep. James L. Chiongbian as soon as an ordinance calling for such is passed. 33


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Sarangani to....from page 32 The ordinance drafted and jointly sponsored by Board Members Eugene Alzate, Cornelio Martinez, Elmer de Peralta, Alexander Bryan Reganit, Hermie Galzote, Eleanor Saguiguit, Virgilio Clark Tobias, Limuel Gacula, Benedicto Ruiz II, Abdulracman Pangolima, George Perrett, Arman Guili and Victor James Yap Jr. noted that other than the world-class coastal highway, the Provincial Capitol Building serves as a prominent feature of the province’s infrastructure development achieved under the initiative of the late Rep. Chiongbian. Sarangani was created in 1992 as a new province from then the 3rd District of South Cotabato. “As a new province at that time, Congressman James L. Chiongbian tirelessly accessed funds and implemented social and economic infrastructure like farm-tomarket roads, bridges, flood control, school Saturday, September 24, 2011

buildings, spring and water development, irrigation, municipal hospitals, sea walls and ports,” according to the draft ordinance. “He granted scholarships to poor but deserving students of the province, provided livelihood programs and sponsored and cosponsored hundreds of House bills with local and national applications.” In addition, the ordinance stated that “enough space” would be provided “outside the main Provincial Capitol building for the institution of a statue, signage, memorabilia, and/or any landmarks representing the late Congressman James L. Chiongbian and his remarkable accomplishments for the Province of Sarangani and the whole SOCSARGEN area.” The ordinance also provides for activities to be conducted honoring the deeds of the late Congressman during foundation anniversaries of

the province, with appropriation to be included in the regular subsidy of the provincial government. The Sarangani Provincial Employees Union through its president Anacleto Saya-ang has expressed support to the ordinance. In a letter sent to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Sayaang said “we in the Sarangani Provincial Employees Union (SPEU) are very much supportive to the draft ordinance of the honorable board members naming the main Provincial Capitol Building of the Provincial Government of Sarangani as Congressman James L. Chiongbian (JLC) Building.” Aside from the creation of Sarangani as a province through Republic Act No. 7228, Congressman Chiongbian also authored Republic Act No. 5412 otherwise known as the Charter of General Santos City. 33

ARMM pinaghahandaan ang maayos na paglilipat ng pamunuan sa papasok na mga OIC

by ac agad

KORONADAL CITY, Sept 24 (PIA) – Tuloy pa rin ang paghahanda ng kasalukuyang pamunuan ng Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) para sa maayos na paglilipat ng mga katungkulan sa mga papasok na Officer-in-Charge na itatalaga ng Pangulong Benigno Aquino III. Ito ay sa kabila ng kautusan na ipinalabas ng Korte Suprema na pansamantalang ipinasasantabi sa Pamahalaang Nasyonal ang pagtalaga ng officers-in-charge at ang suspensiyon ng pagpapatupad ng Republic Act 10153, o ang batas na nagpaliban ng halalan sa ARMM noong Agosto a-8 at pagtakda nitong makakasabay sa halalang nasyonal at lokal sa 2013.


Naitakda na rin sa darating na Setyembre a-28 ang pagbibigay ni acting Governor Ansaruddin Adiong ng pagpupugay at pasasalamat sa lahat ng mga indibiduwal at mga grupo na tumulong sa kanyang 18-buwang pamamahala sa ARMM. Magtatapos sa Setyembre a-30 ang termino ng kasalukuyang pamunuan ng ARMM. Ang liderato ay ililipat sa mga opisyal na itatalaga

ng Pangulong Aquino. Sa kanyang pagbaba sa puwesto, ipinagmamalaki ni governor Adiong na nakapagpatupad ito ng ilang mahahalagang reporma sa pamahalaang rehiyonal na naging daan din umano ng pagpapanumbalik ng tiwala ng mga residente ng ARMM, pribadong sector at ng international donor community sa pamahalaan.

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Halfway house for pregnant women in San Miguel now functional, PHO says


by Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

halfway house built by the provincial government in the Municipality of San Miguel is now functional, and has recently been turned over by Gov. Johnny Pimentel to the local government.


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Halfway house ...from page 35 Lingay Pareja, focal person on Women’s Health and Safe motherhood project of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) said four halfway houses have been constructed in the province. The halfway house is a temporary shelter for pregnant women living in far flung areas/ barangays while waiting for their time of deliv-

ery. It can be recalled that the Province has made an ordinance prohibiting pregnant women from giving birth with the aid of a “Hilot” (local healer). Pareja added that a halfway houses built in the Municipality of Marihatag has also been completed and being used already. Construction is on-going in Lian-

Committees for the ‘Clean Ground, Zero Waste’ Program finalizes activities

ga and Hinatuan. Meanwhile, a birthing clinic is also being constructed in Poblacion San Miguel beside the Rural Health Center. The on-going development is one of the priority projects implemented by the present administration in support to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), aimed at reducing maternal mortality.

by Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 24 (PIA) – Different committees for the ‘Clean Ground, Zero Waste’ Program started the finalization of their activities in line with the full implementation of the proper solid waste management thru the ‘No Segregation, No Collection’ Policy. There are 10 operating committees in different levels for the said program namely: 1) Clean Households, Puroks, Barangays (38 communities) Committee chaired by City Dir. Romeo Solis of the Department of the Interior and Local Government

(DILG); 2) Clean Streets chaired by City Councilor Dr. Virgilio Nery, Jr.; 3) Clean Schools (in 38 barangays) chaired by City Councilor Erwin Dano; 4) Clean Offices (regional line agencies, provincial government, private offices) chaired by City Vice Mayor Atty. Lawrence

Lemuel Fortun; 5) Clean Business Establishments chaired by City Councilor Ryan Anthony Culima; 6) Clean Airwaves chaired by Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga Regional Director Abner Caga; 7) Clean Hospitals chaired by Department of Health (DOH) Caraga 37


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Halfway house ...from page 36

Asst. Regional Director Dr. Cesar Cassion; 8) Clean Public Facilities (Langihan, Airport, Terminals, Plazas) chaired by Ms. Ruth Jugao, the over-all coordinator and City Economic Enterprise and Development Office (CEEDO) Manager; 9) Clean Transport chaired by Mr. Alfredo Radaza, LTTMO Chief; 10) Clean City Hall chaired by Ms. Gemma Reserva, General Services Officer. According to Mr. Bong Alcala, Technical Consultant/External Resources Technical Working Group of the City Mayor’s Office bared that in the implementation of this program, the value-based approach

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will be applied thru the 5S - Sorting garbage and documents; Systematize; Sweeping; Standardize; and SelfDiscipline. Alcala added that the full implementation will be on November 11, 2011 (11-11-11) which the city government believes that this day will be a big start of change for all Butuanons. Also, it was learned from the different committees that these are some of their planned activities: On Sept. 26 – 1st and final meeting with the Chief of Offices in each department in Butuan City Hall for the implementation of the 5S; Sept. 28 – Press Conference; Sept.

29 – Orientation/briefing of the Barangay Ecological Solid Waste Management (BESWM) members and eco-marshals; and Orientation and planning to community volunteers; Oct. 1-7 – Barangay level meetings to develop action plan; Oct. 8 – start of house to house education campaign including distribution of segregation guide by the BESWM, purok leaders, community volunteers, eco-marshals with a recorida. With this development, all the clean committees will convene every now and then to give updates and strengthen information campaign with the involvement of the media.


Surigao City civil registry office unveils monthly accomplishment report

by Susil D. Ragas

SURIGAO CITY, Sept. 24 (PIA) -- The Surigao City Local Civil Registry Office unveiled recently its monthly accomplishment report for the month of August. According to Surigao City Local Civil Registry officer Manuel Edera the said office received applications for the following: birth registration, 404; marriage registration, 60; death registration, 123; and

correction of clerical error, change of first name, registered of finality and migrant petition, 35. Edera said his office collected P121,450 in fees for birth, marriage, death and late registration certificates.

PGAS gumawa ng hakbang para sa mas mabuting serbisyo publiko

Edera also bared that around 226 persons availed of the free birth registration during an agency caravan held last August 26, 2011 in line with the celebration of Surigao City 41st Charter Day Anniversary. ni David M. Suyao

AGUSAN DEL SUR, Sept. 24 (PIA) -- Ipinakita ng pamahalaang panlalawigan ng Agusan del Sur (PGAS) ang ginawang strategy map at balanced scorecard (SM-BS) sa iba’t ibang sektor at mga pribadong tanggapan at ng mga ahensiya ng pamahalaan para kumuha ng mga opinyon at mabigyan ng kahalagahan upang siyang magiging makabagong gabay sa pagpapatakbo ng pamahalaan. Ayon kay Jesusimo Ronquillo, administrador ng pamahalaang panlalawigan ng Agusan del Sur, ang ipinakitang SM-BS ay resulta ng mga isinagawang SM-BS ng iba’t-

ibang departamento sa PGAS, pagkatapos makapagsanay ang lahat ng mga hepe ng mga departamento ng pamahalaang panlalawigan mula kay Prof. Edel Guiza ng Asian In-

stitute of Management AIM). Ang balanced scorecard, ayon kay Prof. Guiza, ay isang plano ng stratehiya at pamaraan ng pamamahala na ginagamit 39


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PGAS gumawa ...from page 38

sa negosyo at industriya, ng pamahalaan at ng iba’t-ibang organisasyon sa buong mundo. Ang layunin nito ay upang mapag-isa sa iisang hanay ang mga programa, proyekto at stratehiya ng mga organisasyon, pagbutihin ang kanilang panloob at panlabas na komunikasyon at masinsinang pagtuunan ang mga ginagawa ng organisasyon ayon sa kanilang layunin, at ito ay gagamitin ng pinagkaisang pamamahala ng mga lokal na pamahalaan sa buong lalawigan. Bilang bahagi ng workshop na gagawin, may apat na tanong ang ipinukol sa lahat ng mga hepe ng pamahalaang national upang maihanay ang kanilang mga mandates sa mga programa ng pamahalaang panlalawigan na na-

katutok sa pagpababa ng insidente ng kahirapan tulad ng. . . sa pananaw ng mga pamahalaang national, bakit naihanay ang Agusan del Sur na isa sa mga mahihirap na lalawigan sa buong bansa? Ano-ano ang mga sanhi ng pagiging mahirap ng lalawigan? Ano ang mgagawang tulong ng mga pambansang tanggapan upang makahanap ng yaman na pangkalahatan para maibaba ang kahirapan? At ano-ano ang gagawin kapag pinagsama ang mga pambansang mga tanggapan at ang pamahalaan ng lalawigan para sa isang manigong lalawigan? Matapos maipakita ng grupo ng mga pambansang tanggapan ang kanilang isinagawang sagot sa apat na mga tanong,

lumalabas na ang mga ugat ng mga problema ay nagmumula sa pag-uugali, na dapat pag-tuonan at bigyan ng halaga para mabago ang pananaw at pag-uugali, ang pagkulang sa kooperasyon ng lahat ng mga stakeholders at mga benepisaryo, na pwedeng sagutin ng tama, at may kaugnayang impormasyon, edukasyon at komunikasyon na siyang maaring makapagbago ng paniniwala at pananaw na makapag bigay ng lakas para kumilos ang buong sambayanan, at bawasan ang mga hindi importanteng gastosin ng mga mamamayan, na maaring maisakatuparan sa pamamagitan ng wasto at lokal na pagplano, lokal na capital at paggamit ng lokal na yaman at produk40

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PGAS gumawa ...from page 39

siyon, ayon kay Prof. Guiza. Kung matandaan, naitalang pangalawa ang Agusan del Sur sa mga pinakamahirap na lalawigan sa buong bansa ayon sa isinagawang survey. Mara-

mi ang nagtaka at nagtanong kung bakit, na kung tutuusin, malapit lamang ang Agusan del Sur sa mga lalawigan ng Agusan del Norte at Surigao del Norte. Malapit din ito sa mga lungsod ng Butuan at

OWWA-Caraga nangakong tututukan ang kaso ng namatay’ng OFW sa Kuwait

Surigao, na may mga matataas na antas ng ekonomiya. Ito ang nagtulak kay Agusan del Sur Gob. Adolph Edward Plaza para kunin ang tulong ng AIM sa pamamagitan ni Prof. Edel Guiza.

ni Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Sept. 24 (PIA) – Nangako ang pamunuan ng Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) na tututukan ang kaso ni Jovie Montesoso, ang OFW na diumano’y tumalon sa ika-walong palapag ng gusali na kaniyang pinagtatrabahuhan sa Kuwait na naging sanhi ng pagkamatay nito noong Agosto 5. Sinabi ng pamunuan ng OWWA-Caraga na gagawin nila ang lahat upang malaman ang totoong dahilan ng pagkamatay ni Montesoso na tubong Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur. Samantala, dumating na noong Miyerkoles ng hapon ang bangkay ni Montesoso dito sakay ng Philippine Air Lines 40

Flight PR 477. Naging emosyonal naman ang pagsalubong ng pamilya nito sa Bancasi Airport kung saan matapos dalhin sa isa sa mga punenarya rito upang tingnan ang bangkay ay kaagad itong dinala sa kanilang tahanan sa Verdo, Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur. Ayon kay Ro-

chelle Montesoso, kapatid ng nasabing biktima, nakatakdang ilibing ang kaniyang kapatid sa darating na Linggo sa Bayugan City Cemetery. Si Montesoso ay nagtatrabaho bilang isang receptionist sa Tala Tower Hotel sa Kuwait habang nangyari ang karumal-dumal na pagkamatay nito. Saturday, September 24, 2011


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Profile for PIA Mindanao

One Mindanao - September 24, 2011  

An Electronic News Magazine of PIA Mindanao

One Mindanao - September 24, 2011  

An Electronic News Magazine of PIA Mindanao